Family House Gala 2023

All You Need Is Love

April 29, 2023
Fairmont San Francisco
950 Mason Street, San Francisco
6:00 p.m. Cocktails, 7:00 p.m. Dinner

Co-Chairs: Drake Robinson, Randi Saffian, Julie Williams

Join us for an evening of fun and inspiration!

The Family House 41st Annual Gala will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at The Fairmont, San Francisco. Our annual gala is a special celebration of our CEO, Alexandra Morgan, who will retire at the end of this year. The party will feature a festive cocktail reception, gourmet dinner with amazing wines, a finely curated live auction, plus live music by Beatles tribute band The Sun Kings, and so much more. Get dressed up in your favorite ’60s fashion and support Family House.

Since 1981, so much has changed for Family House. What started as ten rooms on Irving Street, run entirely by volunteers with an annual operating budget of under $200,000 has grown into a five-story, 80-bedroom facility in Mission Bay that can house more than 250 people per night. Now with a staff of more than 25 employees, Family House has been a haven for more than 60,000 families while their child is undergoing treatment for cancer or another life-threatening illness.

This year’s theme, All You Need is Love, is a phrase that’s integral to our mission. All event proceeds will fund direct services provided to our families, including temporary housing, meals and amenities for families with a child being treated for cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. All services are offered 100% free of charge for more than 4,000 kids and family members each year, thanks to generous donor support.

Please join us to thank Alexandra for more than 22 years of service to our mission.

For more information, contact Camilla Burraston.  

Thank You to Our Sponsors


The Kalmanovitz Charitable Foundation


Collette O’Riordan and John Kugler
Erica and Jeff Lawson
Ted Slavin


Anderson Commercial Flooring
Bay City Mechanical
BOK Modern, LLC
Condon-Johnson & Associates
Country Builders Construction
Day One Biopharmaceuticals
Egan Plumbing
H&M Fire Protection
House Co. Construction
Selina Tobaccowala and Chris Jones
LUMA Hotel San Francisco
Nibbi Brothers General Contractors
Pacific States Environmental Contractors, Inc.
Drake and Dash Robinson
Gerry and James Sangiacomo
Kathleen and Dan Toney
Barbara and Scott Waxman
Mark and Carol Zemmel Fund for the Human Animal Connection


Broadway Mechanical-Contractors
Cerity Partners
Daley’s Drywall
Design Electric
Evans Brothers Inc.
Golden 1 Credit Union
Bradley and Todd Kovacevich
Ann Adamson Leonardo
Lias Mechanical
MGM Drywall
Nibbi Investments
Northern Trust
Orly and Mark Petri
Wendy and Carl Reichardt
Randi and Max Saffian
Peter E. Sills Family Foundation
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
UCSF Department of Pediadtrics
UCSF Division of Pediatric Oncology
UCSF Division of Pediatric Surgery
Valdez Painting
Julie and Collin Williams

Special thank you to Eco Terreno Wines & Vineyards for providing premium wine for sponsored tables.

Transportation Tips

Rideshare is highly recommended! Courtesy of Alto, please enjoy $20 off 2 rides in a luxury SUV with code FHLOVE. Download the Alto app and start your 14-day trial membership to redeem code. Valet parking is available for $75 plus tax. Street parking is also available, and the Masonic Garage is located one block away at 1111 California Street.

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We’d love your help on gala night to ensure our success. Thank you for your support!

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Your Support Matters

Family House San Francisco, founded in 1981, is a non-profit pediatric guest house for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. It’s a home away from home, providing a supportive community and caring environment for the entire family while their child is undergoing treatment–all free from financial concerns.

Thanks to the generous philanthropic support of individuals, corporations, and foundations like you, Family House provides all services for families 100% free of cost. Donate now and empower us to help hundreds of families this year!